Raptors Win Fifth Straight. Questions Start Now.

The Raptors are anxious to see what they can achieve with Rudy Gay playing a full season.

The Raptors are anxious to see what they can achieve with Rudy Gay playing a full season.

Four and 19.

No matter how you look at, the Raptors disappointing 34-48 season turned on the club’s first 23 games and their inability to win more than four of them.

But there are other numbers as well.

Start with 18-17. That’s the club’s record since they acquired Rudy Gay on January 30.

How about 19.5 points and 6.4 rebounds a game. Those are Gay’s numbers as a Raptor.

There are more. Amir Johnson’s career best 10 points ...

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Raptors Crush Hawks For Fourth Straight Win

ATLANTA (CP) — The Atlanta Hawks want to be well-rested for the playoffs.

They certainly didn’t use up any energy Tuesday night.

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over the playoff-bound Hawks, 113-96.

The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.

“I’m going to err on ...

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Pre-Game With Amir Johnson At ACC

Amir Johnson sat down with me pre-game before the Raptors host the Bulls at ACC (7 PM, TSN2, AM 610 CKTB).

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Making The Most Of Amir With A Camera…

Amir Johnson is guaranteed to bring maximum effort every night on the court, but we also know that we’re guaranteed to get a few great moments from Amir between the whistles and off the court.

Last night, Amir dropped a prime example, when this happened:

Even better? The NBA Photographer working in Chicago for Getty Images, Jonathan Daniel got this great shot of Amir gone shutterbug on-court…

So we took that photo, and cropped out Amir…

And put him in the situation we felt was most awesome….

The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!

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Raptors Build Big Lead & Hang On For Road Win Over Bulls

CHICAGO (CP) — There wasn’t much Rudy Gay could do except shrug off the collision and hope his teammate wasn’t seriously injured.

The fact that Jonas Valanciunas left the court on a gurney with a neck injury sure did take the shine off a wild win, though.

DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls 101-98 on Tuesday night.

Gay added 19 but collided with Valanciunas during a scramble in the closing seconds, resulting in a neck injury for the Raptors’ centre and an overnight stay for ...

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Amir Johnson Keeps Rolling With His Fans

Amir Johnson once again hosted some of his biggest fans to the ultimate night of appreciation with his annual I Roll With Amir event on Wednesday.

This was the third straight year the fan favourite forward has hosted the event, with this year’s edition being the biggest yet. A whopping 100 fans were chosen as winners from a series of contests via Johnson’s popular social media presence on Twitter and Facebook, not to mention his personal website (www.amirjohnson.com).

Winners were not only invited to come to Air Canada Centre to see the ...

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Big Third Quarter Powers Raptors Past Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (CP) — Rudy Gay and the Toronto Raptors are out of the playoff picture and have just 10 games left before their season ends. That doesn’t mean they’re going to go quietly.

Gay scored 19 of his 21 points during a dominant third quarter and the Raptors ended a five-game skid with a 99-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Toronto led 46-45 at the break and took control by outscoring the Pistons 23-5 in the first eight minutes of the third period.

DeMar DeRozan also had ...

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Full Practice For Rudy Gay On Tuesday

A return to the lineup for Raptors forward Rudy Gay against the Hawks at ACC on Wednesday, isn’t assured, but seems a lot more probable after the forward was a full participant at Tuesday’s practice.

Gay, who has missed three of his last 11 games due to back soreness, will be evaluated on Wednesday and according to head coach Dwane Casey “hopefully he’s ready to go and can contribute.”

Watch more from Tuesday’s practice, with Amir Johnson and Terrence Ross on lessons learned as his rookie season winds down.

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Johnson Is Raptors’ Perpetual Motion Machine

Related: Amir’s Bobblehead #TattatomicallyCorrect | Amir’s Dream Dinner

They don’t quite know the details but Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan insist they are family.

“We haven’t put it out there before but we are definitely related,” DeRozan was saying this week.

“It’s true,” said Johnson. “Cousins. By marriage.”

The particulars of the connection are a little hazy. Neither DeRozan or Johnson are quite clear as to who married whose whomever but both men are enthusiastic about the idea and keen to get confirmation from family elders soon.

That two members of the same team are ...

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The #RTZ Show: Raptors vs. Heat

Game Notes | NBA.com Preview | Last Game: Bobcats 78, Raptors 92

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